HHH is still "The Game" after Royal Rumble '00
firstname.lastname@example.org | The Rock would say "It doesn't matter where in the | 03/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 2000 Rumble is easily the greatest Royal Rumble ever. Even without 'big names' like Stone Cold Steve Austin or The Undertaker, this PPV was nothing short of awesome!The match between Triple H and Cactus Jack was a classic. It is about as hardcore as any WWF match has gotten. A barbed-wire wrapped 2x4 and a pile of thumbtacks were just some of the weapons used in this great match for the WWF Championship.The other spectacular match was between the Hardy Boyz and the Dudleys. It was a special 'table match' in which the only way to win is to put both wresters on the opposing team through tables!Other matches including New Age Outlaws vs. Acolytes for the Tag Team titles, the debuting Tazz vs. Kurt Angle, the Miss Rumble 2000 bikini contest,and Chris Jericho vs. Chyna vs. Hardcore Holly for the Intercontinental Championship.An all-time great PPV. It ranks right up there with Wrestlemania XIV, 1998 King of the Ring, and 1999 No Mercy. A must have for fans of D-Generation X!"
One Of The Best PPV's Of All Time!
Johnny S | Ontario, Canada | 12/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The following review is for the WWE(F) Royal Rumble 2000.
1-Singles Match: Tazz vs Kurt Angle
Average match with two solid competitors. This is Tazz's WWE(F) debut.
2-Tag Team Tables Match: The Hardy Boyz vs The Dudley Boyz
This match is amazing! Entertaining throughout, and some great hardcore action. A must see.
3-Miss Rumble Swimsuit Contest
The sexy Divas strut their stuff in mostly tiny thong bikinis. Very hot! (The ending is disgusting though)
4-Triple Threat Match: Chris Jericho vs Chyna vs Hardcore Holly
Triple threat matches are always entertaining. This one doesn't fail to deliver. Great effort by all three superstars. (Intercontinental Title is on the line)
5-Tag Team Match: New Age Outlaws vs the Acolytes
A short and sweet match. Only about 5 minutes, but entertaining. (Tag-Titles are on the line)
6-Street Fight: Triple H vs Cactus Jack
WOW! This one of the best matches I have ever seen. Brutal as hell! Steel Chairs, Handcuffs, Barbed Wire, Ring Steps, Wood Pallets, Thumbtacks, Tables & more make their way into this match. Probably my favorite match of all time. (Heavyweight Title on the line)
7-Royal Rumble Match
Royal Rumble matches have always been my favorite, but this one is not as great as some others. It just seems way too predictable. Still a great match, just not as great as some other Rumbles.
Overall rating- 8.6/10
This really is a must own for any wrestling fan. The street fight is worth the price of admission itself. Since this one is out of print it can be hard to find, but I recommend it to any wrestling fan who can get their hands on it."
New York Won't Forget This Night.
R.A. McKenzie | New York | 01/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Any WWF fan in attendance for this PPV will likely never forget it. Innovation was the name of the game at "Royal Rumble 2000", and while a couple of spots didn't deliver all the way, this PPV never lacked originality.
1) Kurt Angle vs. Tazz
---Tazz just left ECW to pursue a career in the WWF. Kurt Angle was also on a 2-month undefeated streak. This match could've been a technical classic. The fairly green Kurt Angle isn't to blame here. The WWF thought that the best way to introduce the Red Hook hardcore technician would be to hand Angle's ass to him on a silver platter. Don't get me wrong, the suplexes and maneuvers are very good, but this match was just too short to fully appreciate.
"6 out of 10"
2) Table Match
The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz
---This was a first-ever for the WWF, and strangely enough, it was the best Table Match until "Survivor Series 2002". The Hardyz had just earned their landmark reputation after the classic Ladder Match against Edge/Christian at "No Mercy 1999", and don't disappoint here (they rarely did, those two). The match is vicious, and plays off of the Table stipulations very well. I don't think Jeff Hardy's famous entryway Swanton Bomb is that great, but the crowd was excited, and I can accept that I was one of the few that thought the finish was merely solid.
"9 out of 10"
3) Miss Rumble 2000 Swimsuit Contest
---This segment takes enough time to merit a grade. These beautiful women just show off theit outfits, basically. I don't think many realize how beautiful Luna Vachon is without the makeup, but whatever. The Kat's creative bubble-wrap bikini isn't that hot, I don't think, but everyone's got their thing. Mae Young, simply put, is the most disgusting image you will ever see. The CENSORED bar doesn't even cover everything up. I don't know what the WWF was thinking, but they get credit for shocking us all on a new level.
"7 out of 10" (Mae Young's sickening stunt was ORIGINAL)
4) Intercontinental Championship
Hardcore Holly vs. Chyna (co-champion) vs. Chris Jericho (co-champion)
---After their pitiful build-up, Chyna and Jericho had some repair work to do with their careers. They would go on to salvage this dreck of a storyline, but this match is merely okay. It's a little too uninteresting and has that under-card feel that just kills some potential matches. I've always liked Hardcore Holly, but he just doesn't have much to work with here. This triple threat contest isn't required viewing, but again, co-champions was an original concept.
"6 out of 10"
5) Tag Team Championships
The New Age Outlaws (champions) vs. The Acolytes
---If you think that the Tazz/Angle opener was disappointing, then get ready for this 3-minute suckerpunch. This match is fast-paced and hard-hitting, not to mention had the hype to sell the cowardly Road Dogg and Mr. Ass trying to evade the dominant Bradshaw and Faarooq. Why did this only last 3 minutes? Unbelievable; you'll like what you see, but's over far too soon.
"6 out of 10"
6) Street Fight for the WWF Championship
Cactus Jack vs. Triple H (champion)
---This is one of the 5 greatest matches ever performed from any wrestling organization. Chairs, thumbtacks, wooden palates, tables, barbed-wire bats, handcuffs, brick walls, steel steps...IT'S ALL HERE! When Triple H gives Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley a farewell kiss, you know that this match is going to get nasty! I think The Rock's brief interference is a little odd, but it opens up the door for more sadistic carnage! I love this match, which made the Best of 2000 VHS! On a side note, Triple H has a DVD extra on here showing the grisly aftermath of what he put his body through. This man has earned his ass-kissing benefits with hard work like this.
"10 out of 10"
7) 3-Man Royal Rumble
---Quick thought, why the brief flashback to Shawn Michaels' victory at the 1995 Royal Rumble? Maybe this was an ongoing promotion that ended tonight. Anyway, this Royal Rumble has an interesting roster. We get the superstars like Big Show, Kane, Mr. Ass, and The Rock. We know that X-Pac is going to enter #30, so he isn't gonna win (the 30th person never has)! Also, Kaientai and The Mean Street Posse cause trouble when they're not even fighting this match. I like the lineup here, but this match just feels claustrophobic. It sounds weird, but the crammed setting of the Madison Square Garden arena just seems to hurt this match. Also, it moves too slowly. The 1995 and 1997 Royal Rumble matches taught us that the ring didn't always need to pile up, and that we could have a fast-paced Royal Rumble. This one moves too slowly and has too much pileup. Also, The Rock's victory comes from a mile away. I'm sorry, but Big Show at "WrestleMania" was not a believeable idea. Then again, he did main event for 7 minutes. Regardless, this Royal Rumble main event is okay, but nothing great.
"7 out of 10"
The extras on the DVD are pretty good. We get the concluding moments of the 1998 and 1999 Royal Rumble matches. Triple H headlines the aforementioned Street Fight Aftermath. And, there are storyline flashbacks for a few matches. Overall, a pretty good DVD."
The greatest Royal Rumble in WWF history
Robert Lough | Houghton -Le- Spring, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom | 03/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 2000 Royal Rumble was the best Royal Rumble event the WWF has ever produced. Triple H defended his WWF title in one of the most brutal matches in WWF hisory against Cactus Jack. The Hardy Boyz took on the Dudley Boyz in an excellent Table Match. Tazz battled Kurt Angle in a short but good match. Chris Jericho, Chyna and Hardcore Holly battled for the Intercontinental Championship in a Triple Threat match. There was the excelent Royal Rumble match (watch out for Rikishi in that one), and of course you got the Miss Rumble swimsuit competition, in which Mae Young bared all. If your a WWF fan, and have not yet seen this event - buy it now."